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The KUT Longhorn Radio Network Presents: Mexican American Experience Collection

Audio recordings including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns in the series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" from the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.

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Displaying 48 programs with the keyword California

 

1.

Chicano Literature: Context And Controversy

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Elizabeth Ordoñez, Ida Maldonado, Jose Villarreal, Juan Rodriguez, Nicolas Kannelos, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Yolanda Julia Broyles

Broadcast date:
May 28, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso analyzes current tensions in Chicano literature with Chicano authors, poets, critics and publishers. The conversation first examines the decline of the Spanish-language press and the impact of Chicano publishing houses on the...

 

2.

Health And Education Issues Facing Chicanos In California

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education, Health

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Faustina Solis, Rosario C. de Baca

Broadcast date:
Jan 17, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the current status of Chicano health and education with Faustina Solis, the former head of California’s migrant clinic program and Rosario C. de Baca, a member of the California Superintendents Advisory Committee. Solis...

 

3.

Recent Voting Trends Among Chicanos

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Bill Calderon

Broadcast date:
Sep 18, 1981

Description:


Bill Calderon of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) discusses Chicano Voting patterns and the recent increase in Chicano voter turn-out. In spite of the general decline in voter turn-out, Chicano voting has increased by...

 

4.

A History Of Chicano Scholarship And Chicano Studies

Theme:
Culture

Series:
History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
José Limón

Broadcast date:
Oct 2, 1980

Description:


Interview with Dr. José Limón, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the UT-Autin, former director of the Mexican American Center, and chair of local organizing committee for the Texas NACS (National Association of Chicano Studies) about the...

 

5.

Labor Organizing In Texas, 1848 To The Present

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alma Díaz

Interviewees:
Devon Peña, Victor Nelson Cisneros

Broadcast date:
Mar 1, 1981

Description:


Guests Victor Nelson Cisneros and Devon Peña discuss the history of Chicano labor organizing in industrial, manufacturing and agriculture sectors and some of their successes and failures. Cisneros, a researcher with the National Rural Center,...

 

6.

Pocho: The Novel, The Author, And Their Times

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Biography, Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
José Antonio Villarreal

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1981

Description:


Jose Antonio Villarreal discusses his novel, Pocho, and the ways in which his own life and politics influenced his writing. Villarreal first discusses his experiences growing up in the pre-World War II era in California. He traces some of the...

 

7.

Political Unrest In El Salvador

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Latin America

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Galván, Eudelia Talamantez

Broadcast date:
Dec 3, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the political struggles in El Salvador with Carlos Galvan and Eudelia Talamantez as well as the ways Chicanos can support Salvadorans. Fregoso explains that over 80% of Salvadorans support the revolutionary groups who are...

 

8.

Collective Bargaining, The Texas Legislature And The Texas Farm Workers Union

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Orendain, Forrest Waley, Rudy De La Garza

Broadcast date:
Nov 12, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Antonio Orendain of the Texas Farm Workers Union, Legislator Forest Whaley, and Professors Rudy de la Garza and I.B. Helburn about an upcoming collective bargaining bill for agricultural workers. She first speaks with de...

 

9.

Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith: My Life And Times With Chicano Literature

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith

Broadcast date:
Sep 9, 1980

Description:


Writer Rolando Hinojosa Smith talks about his work and the history and development of Chicano literature. Hinojosa, a professor of creative writing at the University of Minnesota, explains that Mexican American literature traces back to 1848, but...

 

10.

Little Joe Hernandez Y La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Joe Hernández, Johnny Hernández

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1980

Description:


Interview with Joe and Johnny Hernández, founding members and leaders of the popular Chicano band Little Joe, Johnny and La Familia. They discuss their beginnings as Little Joe and the Latinaires, their problems as a Chicano band, and the...

 

11.

Eddie Canales: The Role Of La Raza Unida Party In The American Political Process

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Eddie Canales

Broadcast date:
Jun 15, 1980

Description:


Eddie Canales, Chair of the Texas Central Committee of La Raza Unida Party, discusses recent changes to the party’s structure and strategy. In 1980, Raza Unida held its first constitutional convention where they restructured the party. Now its...

 

12.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Chuy Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1980

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 

13.

Chicano Poetry, Chicano Organizing

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alurista, Isidro Ortíz

Broadcast date:
May 9, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso first interviews Chicano poet, Alurista, about the evolution of Chicano poetry. Alurista explains that while Chicanos poetry dates to the 19th century, their work was largely confined to local audiences. In contrast, 20th century...

 

14.

The Roles Chicanas Play In Community Activism

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Estella López

Broadcast date:
Apr 12, 1980

Description:


Guest Estella Lopez discusses the battle to save public education from the voucher system and the development of Chicana activism. Lopez explains that while Chicanos have made some gains since the 1960s, the community is still dealing with issues...

 

15.

The Chicano Movement Today

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Fred Cervantes

Broadcast date:
Mar 7, 1980

Description:


Guest Fred Cervantes discusses the origins of the Chicano movement and recent demographic shifts that have affected its development. Cervantes explains that the Chicano movement borrowed heavily from the civil rights and counterculture movement of...

 

16.

Quality Education For Chicanos

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Ruben Bonilla

Broadcast date:
Feb 14, 1980

Description:


Ruben Bonilla discusses a report from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) on segregation in Texas’ institutions of higher learning. HEW has only released segments of the report, claiming that some of the information was...

 

17.

The Kennedy Corridos

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Dan Dickey

Broadcast date:
Jan 3, 1980

Description:


Using information from Dan Dickey’s book, The Kennedy Corridos, host John Wheat Gibson explores the history of the corridos Mexican Americans wrote in memory of John F. Kennedy. Gibson explains that Mexican Americans were particularly affected...

 

18.

Pachucos, Zoot Suits, Riots And The Mexican Legal Underpinning Of Southwestern Legal Systems.

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 6, 1979

Description:


Using research from Carey McWilliam’s book North From Mexico, host Richard Goodman first explores the origins of Pachuquismo and discusses the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, gangs increasingly appealed to young...

 

19.

Chicana/O Myths, Legends And Histories

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 6, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Referring to Rodolfo Acuña’s study Occupied America,...

 

20.

The Politics Of Agricultural Labor: Braceros And Farmworkers In The 1950s

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses the Bracero Program and its effects on Mexican Americans. Facing a growing labor shortage during World War II, the U.S. government established the Bracero Program, which permitted a designated number of Mexicans to...

 

21.

The Federal Government And Civil Rights: 1848 And 1948

Themes:
Identity, Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 29, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and how it affected Chicanos in the Southwest. The 1848 treaty officially ended the Mexican American War and ceded to the U.S. over half of Mexico’s territory. From the...

 

22.

Chicano Fine Arts

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature, Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 20, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses several characteristics of Chicano literature and its development in the 20th century. Chicanos occupy a unique place between two distinct cultures: Mexican and Anglo, and that duality marks much of the literature...

 

23.

The Origins Of Political Resistance: Chicano Bandits & Chicana Organizers

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Historical Figures

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 20, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno “Cheno” Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Referring to Rodolfo Acuña’s study Occupied...

 

24.

Minority Party Politics

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
María Elena Martínez

Broadcast date:
Jun 7, 1979

Description:


Maria Elena Martinez, chair of the Texas branch of La Raza Unida Party, discusses the party’s background, accomplishments and recent difficulties. She explains that the party began in Crystal City in 1970 to address Chicano issues and has now...

 

25.

After The Zoot Suit: An Interview With Mike Gomez, Actor And Activist.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Mike Gómez

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1979

Description:


Mike Gomez talks about Chicanos in Hollywood and the play Zoot Suit. Gomez first describes how he got started acting in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Theatre Company and his move to first Austin and then Los Angeles in search of more acting...

 

26.

50th Anniversary Of LULAC

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Cynthia Orozco

Broadcast date:
Jan 26, 1979

Description:


Cynthia Orozco, a history student at UT-Austin, discusses some of her research on the League of United Latin American Citizens and the context in which it formed. Orozco argues that in order to understand LULAC we need to place the organization in...

 

27.

Corporate Control Over Natural Resources: The Crystal City Natural-Gas Shut Off.

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Bill Anderson

Interviewees:
Alejandro Neri, David Mendoza, Sherril Smith

Broadcast date:
Jan 18, 1979

Description:


In this special report, Bill Anderson explores reactions in Crystal City to the Coastal States’ Gas cut-off. Anderson describes this small town whose population is 90% Mexican American as the birthplace of La Raza Unida Party. The party took...

 

28.

Bilingual Education

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education, Language

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Olivia Evey Chapa

Broadcast date:
Dec 12, 1978

Description:


Dr. Olivia Evey Chapa discusses her work with the Bilingual Reading Academy, the importance of bilingual education and the misconceptions that plague such programs. Chapa, director of the Academy, explains that the program which is funded by the...

 

29.

Migrant Workers And The Situation In The Upper Midwest

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Carolina Mata

Broadcast date:
Feb 9, 1979

Description:


Carolina Mata discusses some of the problems facing the migrant community and the programs designed to help them. Mata explains that she has been traveling the migrant circuit since she was five years old and in 1975 she became involved in the...

 

30.

Chicano Poetry

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Angelica Martínez

Broadcast date:
Nov 1, 1978

Description:


Angelica Martinez, editor of the literary magazine Tejidos, discusses recent trends in Chicano Literature. Rene Cisneros and Jamie Cavillo founded Tejidos in 1973 with a grant from the University of Texas. The magazine receives submissions from...

 

31.

Texas Farm Workers—The Right To Organize

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Jesus Moya

Broadcast date:
Aug 1, 1978

Description:


Guest Jesus Moya, an organizer for the Texas Farm Worker Union, discusses the history of the union and its efforts to repeal Right to Work Laws. Moya explains that the TFWU formed in 1960, with the assistance of the United Farm Workers. They split...

 

32.

Little Joe And La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 14, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the career and music of Little Joe Hernandez. Gutierrez explains that Little Joe y La Familia is one of the most popular Chicano groups. Their music has been able to reach a national audience while still...

 

33.

Minority Admissions After The Bakke Case

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Isabel Pritchard

Broadcast date:
May 8, 1978

Description:


Dr. Isabel Pritchard, a visiting professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the current state of affirmative action programs and the implications of the Bakke suit against the University of California System. Pritchard...

 

34.

Chicano Politics

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
José Angel Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Feb 16, 1978

Description:


Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez discusses the current state and future of La Raza Unida Party and Chicano politics. Gutierrez founded the party in 1970 in Crystal City, Texas. Since then the party has run candidates for several major local, state, and...

 

35.

The Charro

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Eli Barrón

Broadcast date:
Nov 9, 1977

Description:


Eli Barron, founding president of the Austin Charro Association, discusses the history of Charro organizations and describes the charreada. Barrón explains that the Charro Association originated in Mexico City in 1920s, when Mexican businessmen...

 

36.

The Chicano In Academics

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Leonard A. Valverde

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1977

Description:


Dr. Leonard Valverde discusses his research on educational administration and some of the challenges and opportunities facing Chicanos in higher education. Dr. Valverde won a research grant from the National Chicano Council on Higher Education....

 

37.

The Plight Of The Migrant Farm Worker

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Antonio Orendain

Broadcast date:
Oct 24, 1977

Description:


In 1977, Antonio Orendain led the Texas Farmworkers Human Rights March from San Juan, Texas to Washington D.C. to draw attention to the plight of Texas farm workers and the right to work laws that hindered their organizing. In here, he discusses...

 

38.

Mexican Americans And Mental Health

Theme:
Society

Series:
Health, Policy

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Raymundo Rodriguez

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1977

Description:


In this interview, Raymundo Rodriguez, executive assistant for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health discusses his work as one of twenty members of the President’s Commission for Mental Health, as called by President Jimmy Carter. His research...

 

39.

The Chicana Professional

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Business, Women's Issues

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Martha Cotera

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1977

Description:


Martha Cotera addressed her work as a librarian, a historian, a community organizer, a Chicana feminist, and as a political activist. She discusses her work with the International Women’s Year (IWY) National Conference, bring working-class and...

 

40.

The Legal System Of The Southwest

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Legal Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Feb 28, 1977

Description:


When the Anglos arrived in the Southwest after the Treaty of Guadalupe, they found a legal system very different from their own. The Mexican laws were based on the southwestern life style and addressed the needs of the region. Eventually, local...

 

41.

Classical Music With A Chicano Influence

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the origins, influences and styles of Chicano Classical music. Because social and economic conditions were not conducive to the development of the fine arts in the Chicano community, most composers lived in Mexico. For...

 

42.

Social Bandits In The American Past: Juan Nepomuceno Cortina And Tiburcio Vasquez

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Nov 5, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Using Rudolfo Acuña’s Occupied America, Goodman explains how...

 

43.

The Bracero Program

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the Bracero Program and its effects on Mexican Americans. Facing a growing labor shortage during World War II, the U.S. government established the Bracero Program, which permitted a designated number of Mexicans to...

 

44.

The Road To Unionization

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the first major attempt by Mexican American farm workers to unionize at the DiGiorgio Corporation in California. In 1947, workers at the DiGiorgio farm picketed for better wages, grievance procedures, seniority...

 

45.

Jobs For Progress: Minority Highway Contracting And S.E.R. Jobs For Progress Inc.

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
George Gomez

Broadcast date:
Mar 22, 1977

Description:


Host Alejandro Saenz interviews George Gomez, the program coordinator for the SER Minority Highway Contractors division. SER seeks to provide Mexicans with the skills needed to compete for various state and federal jobs. The GI Forum and LULAC...

 

46.

Farm Workers And Unionization

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 2017

Description:


Esteban Flores, a doctoral student at UT-Austin, discusses the current state of farm worker organizing and their efforts to enact labor legislation. Throughout the United States Farm Worker efforts to organize have been hindered by Right to Work...

 

47.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, Jesus Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jul 2, 1981

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 

48.

The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and how it affected Chicanos in the southwestern United States. The Treaty, which delegates from Mexico and the United States signed in 1848, officially ended the Mexican American War...

 
 

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